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anka is an ancient form of poetry originating in Japan. There is a growing number of English-language tanka poets and this an excellent collection of their work up to about 1993. In Japanese, tanka follow a 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic pattern; in English, it's more typically a short-long-short-long-long pattern of at most 31 syllables. There are examples here ranging from strict adherence to 5-7-5-7-7 to extremely minimalistic.
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Book Description Aha Books, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0944676219
Book Description Aha Books, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0944676219